Browsing All Posts published on »October, 2011«

Heartland Institute’s latest climate-related media advisory filled with the usual distortions

October 21, 2011


The Heartland Institute has a history of distorting climate science and lying about climate scientists. Their latest climate-related media advisory is no exception.

Watts wrong with this picture?

October 20, 2011


Climate disruption denier Anthony Watts just got peevish with regard to another scientific group that had the audacity to pre-release their soon-to-be peer reviewed papers. You know, like he did two years before he actually published a peer reviewed paper....

And the oil cleanup X-Prize goes to….

October 19, 2011


The original X-Prize was for a private spaceship, and the goal was to prove that a privately developed manned spaceship was viable. The Ansari X-Prize (named for it’s financial sponsor) was $10 million, and it was won by Scaled Composites in in 2004. Since then, the X-Prize Foundation has turned its attention to more practical […]

Crab Nebula gamma emissions and the Large Hadron Collider

October 6, 2011


According to the BBC, astronomers observing the pulsar at the core of the Crab Nebula have observed gamma rays with energies far in excess of what current stellar models expect. The BBC wrote [Dr. Nepomuk Otte and his colleagues] spotted gamma rays with energies of far more than 100 GeV, and there were further hints […]

House Republican rips into Grover Norquist

October 4, 2011


More Republicans need to stand with Congressman Wolf and against Grover Norquist and his pro-fat cat "No New Taxes" pledge.